Oh, those wholesome blockers of yore.
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On Monday, starting guard Justin Boren quit the team at Michigan. Wednesday, he explained why: promiscuity, divorce, vulgarity, substance abuse, substandard hygiene, paganism, bondage, anarchy, tatoos, virgin sacrifices, pre-dawn puppy kicking, probably some derivative of Dungeons and Dragons played to the mind-warping nihilism of "Irresponsible Hate Anthem," and a general breakdown of family structure, personal responsibility and social order after Rich Rodriguez's arrival in Ann Arbor that left 58 dead and caused hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage:
"I have great trouble accepting that those family values have eroded in just a few months. ... That I am unable to perform under these circumstances at the level I expect of myself, and my teammates and Michigan fans deserve, is why I have made the decision to leave."
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It happened to Notre Dame last year (to a little bit lesser extent, actually, since the Irish landed its top-ranked quarterback recruit), and ND just missed becoming the least productive offense of the decade. Not that it's a prediction or anything, but if unprecedented inexperience and failure can make it there, no tradition is safe from the ravages of a spankin' new lineup.
Update [2008-3-27 13:18:18 by SMQ]: Justin's father, Shembechler era Wolverine linebacker Mike Boren, seems to have a preference about where his son goes from here. Not to spoil the suspense, but he's also invested in a new, finely-tailored sweater vest...